pancakes

MicrostockGroup Sponsors


Author Topic: Time to stop uploading to Getty  (Read 1422 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

H2O

« on: April 21, 2019, 10:49 »
+9
Just looked through my sales for last month and again down to under a quarter what they used to be a couple of years ago, commission rates are abysmal at 15 and 20%.

Essentially I believe it is time too stop paying Getty's loans and the wealthy shareholders with their dividend payments, who with their greed have moved into the MicroStock market.

Microstock was about a Stock imagery sites selling there contributor's photo's for a reasonable commission, it should be for both sides, a win, win, not as it is now, with Getty's turning it into a slave factory.










« Reply #1 on: April 21, 2019, 11:03 »
+5
You don't mind paying Getty's loans when you have plenty to pay them with, not a moral or ethical choice then.

H2O

« Reply #2 on: April 21, 2019, 11:14 »
+1
You don't mind paying Getty's loans when you have plenty to pay them with, not a moral or ethical choice then.

What makes you think that.

Your comment is pathetic, I always minded, the problem is that the site has got worse over the years, when it was iStock it was fair.

Again you are pathetic, come up with a decent comment or not at all.

« Reply #3 on: April 21, 2019, 11:33 »
+1
You don't mind paying Getty's loans when you have plenty to pay them with, not a moral or ethical choice then.


I think his comment is spot on. And istock was never fair...they paid pennies in 2004 when I started, and have continued paying pennies. Everybody jumped in because it was a way to sell to the masses. The only reason it might have been fair was because of sales volume. But yes, they have gotten worse over the years.

Uncle Pete

  • Great Place by a Great Lake - My Home Port
« Reply #4 on: April 21, 2019, 11:59 »
+1
Just looked through my sales for last month and again down to under a quarter what they used to be a couple of years ago, commission rates are abysmal at 15 and 20%.

Essentially I believe it is time too stop paying Getty's loans and the wealthy shareholders with their dividend payments, who with their greed have moved into the MicroStock market.

Microstock was about a Stock imagery sites selling there contributor's photo's for a reasonable commission, it should be for both sides, a win, win, not as it is now, with Getty's turning it into a slave factory.

I stopped uploading, I'm just taking the small change they throw at me now and then. I suppose I could just shut down and leave, but I've decided that doing nothing and getting paid, isn't as bad as getting nothing at all. On the other hand, in a way, I'm supporting Getty? What I do for them is hardly enough to matter for either of us.

They have stock holders? Getty owns Getty Images as far as I know. The company was acquired by the Getty family in 2018.

Like others, I don't think Getty has turned anything, or different. iStock played at pretending they cared and has all kinds of friendly messages and events, in fact they were always low paying and low commission. The difference is IS had a bit of good public relations working, but anyone who used the forums, tried to get to support or had anything critical was locked or moderated.

Still I admire the Getty plan and what they are doing. Beyond the investment rape of the company, bleeding it and throwing the carcass back to the Getty Family, the plan and their concept is exceptional and will eventually be whole again. I'm not speaking of the iStock portion or our stock images, just the Getty Images as a business and company. If they had stock, I'd buy some.

« Reply #5 on: April 21, 2019, 11:59 »
+3



And istock was never fair...they paid pennies in 2004 when I started, and have continued paying pennies.
[/quote]

Why would you support an agency that was not fair??? And the founder fooled you all and walked with a ton of cash.

« Reply #6 on: April 21, 2019, 12:03 »
0
Just looked through my sales for last month and again down to under a quarter what they used to be a couple of years ago, commission rates are abysmal at 15 and 20%.

Essentially I believe it is time too stop paying Getty's loans and the wealthy shareholders with their dividend payments, who with their greed have moved into the MicroStock market.

Microstock was about a Stock imagery sites selling there contributor's photo's for a reasonable commission, it should be for both sides, a win, win, not as it is now, with Getty's turning it into a slave factory.

I stopped uploading, I'm just taking the small change they throw at me now and then. I suppose I could just shut down and leave, but I've decided that doing nothing and getting paid, isn't as bad as getting nothing at all. On the other hand, in a way, I'm supporting Getty? What I do for them is hardly enough to matter for either of us.

They have stock holders? Getty owns Getty Images as far as I know. The company was acquired by the Getty family in 2018.

Like others, I don't think Getty has turned anything, or different. iStock played at pretending they cared and has all kinds of friendly messages and events, in fact they were always low paying and low commission. The difference is IS had a bit of good public relations working, but anyone who used the forums, tried to get to support or had anything critical was locked or moderated.

Still I admire the Getty plan and what they are doing. Beyond the investment rape of the company, bleeding it and throwing the carcass back to the Getty Family, the plan and their concept is exceptional and will eventually be whole again. I'm not speaking of the iStock portion or our stock images, just the Getty Images as a business and company. If they had stock, I'd buy some.

Played at pretending... Love it. The whole "community" thing was a joke. I could give you 50 million reasons why it was a joke. IS never cared about anyone, but so many got duped.

« Reply #7 on: April 21, 2019, 12:04 »
+14
For me the time to stop uploading was when they introduced the RC system. Time to start deleting was a few years later.

Sure, you will make more than 0 money there, but you are contributing to the market paying less and less percent to the artists. We all have lines where we won't take it any more. Getty/Istock crossed that line for me. I strongly suspect that I would have made more $ if I left my stuff up and added more, but I also would have had to live with myself, and it wasn't enough money for that.

« Reply #8 on: April 21, 2019, 12:41 »
+3
You don't mind paying Getty's loans when you have plenty to pay them with, not a moral or ethical choice then.

What makes you think that.

Your comment is pathetic, I always minded, the problem is that the site has got worse over the years, when it was iStock it was fair.

Again you are pathetic, come up with a decent comment or not at all.

Yes, it was a pathetic unneeded comment on my part, but you do need to take a long look in the mirror when you say that.

Uncle Pete

  • Great Place by a Great Lake - My Home Port
« Reply #9 on: April 21, 2019, 22:18 »
0
Just looked through my sales for last month and again down to under a quarter what they used to be a couple of years ago, commission rates are abysmal at 15 and 20%.

Essentially I believe it is time too stop paying Getty's loans and the wealthy shareholders with their dividend payments, who with their greed have moved into the MicroStock market.

Microstock was about a Stock imagery sites selling there contributor's photo's for a reasonable commission, it should be for both sides, a win, win, not as it is now, with Getty's turning it into a slave factory.

I stopped uploading, I'm just taking the small change they throw at me now and then. I suppose I could just shut down and leave, but I've decided that doing nothing and getting paid, isn't as bad as getting nothing at all. On the other hand, in a way, I'm supporting Getty? What I do for them is hardly enough to matter for either of us.

They have stock holders? Getty owns Getty Images as far as I know. The company was acquired by the Getty family in 2018.

Like others, I don't think Getty has turned anything, or different. iStock played at pretending they cared and has all kinds of friendly messages and events, in fact they were always low paying and low commission. The difference is IS had a bit of good public relations working, but anyone who used the forums, tried to get to support or had anything critical was locked or moderated.

Still I admire the Getty plan and what they are doing. Beyond the investment rape of the company, bleeding it and throwing the carcass back to the Getty Family, the plan and their concept is exceptional and will eventually be whole again. I'm not speaking of the iStock portion or our stock images, just the Getty Images as a business and company. If they had stock, I'd buy some.

Played at pretending... Love it. The whole "community" thing was a joke. I could give you 50 million reasons why it was a joke. IS never cared about anyone, but so many got duped.

I hope that's what I wrote also? The community was a well played con job.

When I say the Getty plan, the archives, the digitizing old photos, the buying agencies, buying collections, and the way they get exclusive media access, or at the least, preferred media access, that has nothing at all to do with iStock, or Microstock. That's not the same as anything iStock. Getty will eventually get out from under the debt that was created by investment groups.

There isn't much left. The dregs of UPI and AP are still around. Imagine the day in the future when Getty owns UP and eventually AP old photo archives. That isn't impossible in the digital media market, where the old analog files are a treasure. But stored away in the photo morgues, as nothing but old prints. The conversion to digital is where Getty is not only preserving and rescuing old images, but creating an archive that is far greater than any other.


« Reply #10 on: April 22, 2019, 01:33 »
+8
The only way to stop companies like Getty from getting away with what they do is to not only stop uploading but to delete your images/video.

They are abusive and always have been.

Shrugging a shoulder or ignoring the problem doesn't make it go away
« Last Edit: April 22, 2019, 02:14 by Sammy the Cat »

« Reply #11 on: April 22, 2019, 02:01 »
+1
Just looked through my sales for last month and again down to under a quarter what they used to be a couple of years ago, commission rates are abysmal at 15 and 20%.

Essentially I believe it is time too stop paying Getty's loans and the wealthy shareholders with their dividend payments, who with their greed have moved into the MicroStock market.

Microstock was about a Stock imagery sites selling there contributor's photo's for a reasonable commission, it should be for both sides, a win, win, not as it is now, with Getty's turning it into a slave factory.

Yes, I totally agree with you: it is time for you, and many others, to stop with Getty but not for me

« Reply #12 on: April 22, 2019, 02:15 »
+3
Just looked through my sales for last month and again down to under a quarter what they used to be a couple of years ago, commission rates are abysmal at 15 and 20%.

Essentially I believe it is time too stop paying Getty's loans and the wealthy shareholders with their dividend payments, who with their greed have moved into the MicroStock market.

Microstock was about a Stock imagery sites selling there contributor's photo's for a reasonable commission, it should be for both sides, a win, win, not as it is now, with Getty's turning it into a slave factory.

Yes, I totally agree with you: it is time for you, and many others, to stop with Getty but not for me

You obviously don't care much about your product or the state of the industry :(

« Reply #13 on: April 22, 2019, 02:15 »
+4
Just looked through my sales for last month and again down to under a quarter what they used to be a couple of years ago, commission rates are abysmal at 15 and 20%.

Essentially I believe it is time too stop paying Getty's loans and the wealthy shareholders with their dividend payments, who with their greed have moved into the MicroStock market.

Microstock was about a Stock imagery sites selling there contributor's photo's for a reasonable commission, it should be for both sides, a win, win, not as it is now, with Getty's turning it into a slave factory.

Yes, I totally agree with you: it is time for you, and many others, to stop with Getty but not for me

Future you: Why is income plummeting????! I don't get any sales elsewhere than Getty, but here there is more sales but less income!!  What is wrong?!?!

« Reply #14 on: April 22, 2019, 06:37 »
+1

And istock was never fair...they paid pennies in 2004 when I started, and have continued paying pennies.

Why would you support an agency that was not fair??? And the founder fooled you all and walked with a ton of cash.

I supported istock in 2004 because I was a newbie in photography. I was learning HOW to take the stock images I had been buying for years. I made good money in the beginning, before everybody and their brother became a photographer. And as soon as they werent supportive, I dumped them. Long before Bruce made a fool of me.  ;) How about you? Or maybe you are one of those I will just stop uploading to punish them people?

« Reply #15 on: April 22, 2019, 06:46 »
+2
Just looked through my sales for last month and again down to under a quarter what they used to be a couple of years ago, commission rates are abysmal at 15 and 20%.

Essentially I believe it is time too stop paying Getty's loans and the wealthy shareholders with their dividend payments, who with their greed have moved into the MicroStock market.

Microstock was about a Stock imagery sites selling there contributor's photo's for a reasonable commission, it should be for both sides, a win, win, not as it is now, with Getty's turning it into a slave factory.

Yes, I totally agree with you: it is time for you, and many others, to stop with Getty but not for me

You obviously don't care much about your product or the state of the industry :(

I am always so much surprised to see how many people on this forum are unable to read between the lines and to understand irony
« Last Edit: April 22, 2019, 06:51 by Chichikov »

« Reply #16 on: April 22, 2019, 06:58 »
+1
Just looked through my sales for last month and again down to under a quarter what they used to be a couple of years ago, commission rates are abysmal at 15 and 20%.

Essentially I believe it is time too stop paying Getty's loans and the wealthy shareholders with their dividend payments, who with their greed have moved into the MicroStock market.

Microstock was about a Stock imagery sites selling there contributor's photo's for a reasonable commission, it should be for both sides, a win, win, not as it is now, with Getty's turning it into a slave factory.

Yes, I totally agree with you: it is time for you, and many others, to stop with Getty but not for me

You obviously don't care much about your product or the state of the industry :(

I am always so much surprised to see how many people on this forum are unable to read between the lines and to understand irony

Irony  ;D I get it but your statement didn't seem ironic best to add a  ;D to reinforce the irony  ;)


« Reply #17 on: April 22, 2019, 08:44 »
+2
Just looked through my sales for last month and again down to under a quarter what they used to be a couple of years ago, commission rates are abysmal at 15 and 20%.

Essentially I believe it is time too stop paying Getty's loans and the wealthy shareholders with their dividend payments, who with their greed have moved into the MicroStock market.

Microstock was about a Stock imagery sites selling there contributor's photo's for a reasonable commission, it should be for both sides, a win, win, not as it is now, with Getty's turning it into a slave factory.

Yes, I totally agree with you: it is time for you, and many others, to stop with Getty but not for me

You obviously don't care much about your product or the state of the industry :(

I am always so much surprised to see how many people on this forum are unable to read between the lines and to understand irony

Irony  ;D I get it but your statement didn't seem ironic best to add a  ;D to reinforce the irony  ;)

Well, maybe it is because I am a little tired of this perpetual whining (yes, mine too sometime - mea culpa :o )
We all know how things are, we all know how it works. So, knowing that or we accept it and we are in, or we don't accept it and we are out.
In the end the choice is ours and nobody obliges us to do it ...

« Reply #18 on: April 22, 2019, 09:21 »
+4
They would deserve the worst. They suck in almost any aspect: the shares we get are shameful, their interface is one of the worst, the rejections policies don't follow any real legal nor technical sense, their reporting is, at best deficient, and they are able to generate more  bugs and technical errors than Alamy, SS and AS together.

There's one problem: they represent around 25% of my revenue. So, like many people around here, I'm dependent on them, as I have some financial goals with microstock. The situation is deeply frustrating, but, well, I do stock for money, so I don't have a lot of options, even though I know that this attitude may make me lose on long term...


 

Related Topics

  Subject / Started by Replies Last post
20 Replies
6639 Views
Last post December 11, 2009, 15:25
by RacePhoto
22 Replies
5494 Views
Last post March 20, 2011, 15:43
by bobkeenan
7 Replies
3105 Views
Last post September 29, 2011, 11:00
by Jo Ann Snover
34 Replies
9297 Views
Last post February 13, 2017, 16:53
by cascoly
1 Replies
1013 Views
Last post September 26, 2016, 10:23
by ShadySue

Sponsors

Microstock Poll Results